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The Incredible Hop Imperial Belgian Style IPA - The Fort Collins Brewery

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The Incredible Hop Imperial Belgian Style IPAThe Incredible Hop Imperial Belgian Style IPA

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44 Ratings
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Ratings: 44
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.44
pDev: 17.15%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
The Fort Collins Brewery visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian IPA |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: AmericanGothic on 10-31-2011)
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jaxray8

Ohio

3/5  rDev -12.8%

11-23-2013 02:56:51 | More by jaxray8
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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

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4/5  rDev +16.3%

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BMMillsy

Florida

3.73/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a pretty clear orange with small fluffy head. Smell has some belgian yeast funk, a bit of orange zest. Crisp aroma. Flavor a bit muddled. Heavy lemon zest and serious yeast funk. Solid bitter bite with a sweet finish. Fruit is very present and this went very well with some guacamole believe it or not. Medium light mouthfeel and low to medium carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

02-05-2013 21:39:11 | More by BMMillsy
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dragoondingus

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4.25/5  rDev +23.5%

02-04-2013 00:51:49 | More by dragoondingus
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Ohio

3/5  rDev -12.8%

09-23-2012 17:00:52 | More by rwilde
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3.75/5  rDev +9%

09-05-2012 21:54:40 | More by Fast4amoose
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jmcgahran1

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

08-16-2012 00:21:19 | More by jmcgahran1
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MikalMick

California

3.75/5  rDev +9%

08-05-2012 01:28:21 | More by MikalMick
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carrollmel7

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

06-29-2012 05:43:07 | More by carrollmel7
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BeerNDoggerel

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +9%

06-13-2012 04:44:37 | More by BeerNDoggerel
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Yoda22

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

05-26-2012 01:01:53 | More by Yoda22
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Oklahoma

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KajII

North Carolina

3.23/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

[Best served in a Tulip glass]

The pour was a clear medium tarnished gold with an average sized (1-2 finger) white frothy head that receded down to a thin film and small collar, creating some excellent sticky lacing.

The aroma was of a mild grain malt, grassy hops and a musty Belgian yeast with notes of citrus (orange peel), caramel and a mild peppery spiciness.

The taste was a bold bitter sweet with a hint of caramel up front, and then mellowed slightly into a hoppy citrus taste with a spicy yeast flavor on the back end. The flavor was short lived but very enjoyable, and had a mild spicy hoppy finish.

Mouthfeel was light in body with a dry and somewhat watery texture and a good strong carbonation.

Overall I found this to be a rather light brew for an Imperial IPA. Although the balance of hops and yeast seem to work very well together in this beer, making it quite easy to drink and enjoy…

Serving type: bottle

05-08-2012 18:03:49 | More by KajII
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Florida

3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

04-02-2012 23:39:48 | More by hogrider
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EnojysAnyBeer

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3.93/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

A- Surprisingly big head on my first pour. Lots of bubbles floating at different paces through the beer, some moving very slow for carbonation bubbles. Looks over-filtered for a Belgian with lots of transparency and a color that is eerily close to orange soda.

S- Smell is a brilliant showcasing of the incredible hop at first but once it warms seems to be more stunning alcohol than anything else.

T- This is where things got weird, I liked it. The flavors brought me back to my early childhood when I particularly liked the taste of this orange flavored children's cold medicine my mom used to give me when I had a cough. The flavor on this beer is sugary sweet with an overpowering orange flavor that is molded throughout this sticky concoction.

M- Syrupy and bubbly but not too bubbly the alcohol is covered somewhat by sugar and carbonation

O- I probably won't buy this again but it was worth a try and definitely worth the nostalgia.

Serving type: bottle

02-25-2012 17:23:38 | More by EnojysAnyBeer
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mcallister

Ohio

4/5  rDev +16.3%

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ricksrealm

Florida

3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

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2/5  rDev -41.9%

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The Incredible Hop Imperial Belgian Style IPA from The Fort Collins Brewery
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